DC asks Srinagar residents to take part in 7th Economic Census
Srinagar, Dec 5: Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has urged the residents and traders of Srinagar district to take part in the ongoing 7th Economic Census (ES) being held as part of the nationwide exercise to collect data on non‐farm economic activities carried out in the country.
DC, who is also Chairman District Level Coordination Committee, appealed all the residents of Srinagar, especially business establishments, to cooperate with the designated enumerators and take part in the ongoing 7th Economic Census. He said the representatives of traders associations have an important role to play in this activity and appealed them to facilitate the conduct of the census exercise within their respective markets.
DC said that the Economic Census has been the means of measuring the diversity of non‐farm economic activities in all its major dimensions — the aim being to evolve policy interventions for their economic boost.
It is worthwhile to mention here that the 7th Economic Census was to be completed by March 2020 but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The MoSPI has now extended the deadline for completing the census by December 31.
Being held under the provisions of the Collection of Statistics Act 2008, the census is being conducted through door-to-door survey of each household and commercial establishment. The data collected – using a mobile application – will include information on basic characteristics of a business or trading establishment like nature of the activity, number of persons engaged, type of ownership, etc.